I am not going to be too hard on the Arsenal and South Korea striker Park Chu-Young, but it is safe to say that his time with the Gunners has been a big disappointment for all sides. Many expected him to be part of the mass clear out from the Emirates this summer, but he is still with the club.
Marica on his way to Arsenal? by Ash
Arsenal’s transfer dealings may not be over for the summer just yet, with reports coming out of Romania that free agent striker Ciprian Marica could move to the Emirates next week. Arsenal did have a highly successful transfer window in the end, signing four players in Ozil and Viviano on transfer deadline day, and Flamini and Sanogo earlier on in the window, however as stated the club’s shopping may not have ended there with the latest reports suggesting we could sign a backup striker after missing out on Demba Ba at the end of the transfer window.
Bendtner’s stubbornness kills off another move by Ash
One of Arsenal’s main priorities this summer was to have a massive clear out of all the players that realistically never had a chance of playing for Arsenal again. This would enable us to get some players off the towering wage bill, as well as free up some squad space, and ultimately we did this task very well, with around 27 players leaving the club so far. It’s left us with lots of space and money, but unfortunately Arsenal haven’t acted upon this and now we find ourselves in trouble over the lack of players, but also note that we still have two players left to get rid of in Park Chu Young and Nicklas Bendtner.
Bendtner offered another escape route! by Ash
Arsenal wantaway striker Nicklas Bendtner has been given what seems to be one final chance to leave the Gunners this summer, with enquiries from fellow Premier League London club Crystal Palace and Steve Clarke’s West Brom. Palace have already secured the signing of Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal this summer, and the Moroccan even found the back of the net at the weekend, but the newcomers are still concerned with their options up front following the departure of Wilfried Zaha to Manchester United and so have outlined Bendtner as their next target.
Should Arsenal release Park? by AH
There have been recent murmurs going around world media that Arsenal have terminated the contract of Korean international striker Chu Young Park. The rumours started off from an independent Spanish press company, who are seemingly afflicted with Park’s old club Celta Vigo, where he spent last season out on loan.
Ramsey shows his worth by DG
Aaron Ramsey has not had an easy run of it. After showing so much early promise at Arsenal he missed almost a year of football thanks to Ryan Shawcross. On his return, Ramsey struggled to win over Gooners with some varied performances. However, the absence of Jack Wilshere and the sale of Alex Song this season has meant that Arsene Wenger has had to rely on the young Welshman more and more, and he is finally starting to reap consistent rewards.
Arsenal’s famous list of “deadwood” players seems to get bigger every year, but for some reason we can never get anyone to actually buy them off us and we have to struggle to send them out on loan every year. But we still do have some talented players out there that have a chance of coming back and becoming first team players of the future.
Let’s lok first at the experienced players that are on loan:
Andre Santos (Gremio) – No-one wants him back at Arsenal but can you believe he played the full 90 minutes in Brazil’s 4-0 win over Bolivia last weekend!
There will not be many Arsenal fans that will be happy that a certain Sebastien Squillaci is still in training with the club after the transfer window deadline has come and gone. Arsenal failed to find buyers for Nicklas Bendtner or Chu-Young Park, but at least they have been sent out on loan to Juventus and Celta Vigo respectively.
You could say that Carlos Vela was at least offloaded to Real Sociedad six weeks ago, but most Arsenal fans would say he was a misunderstood talent rather than deadwood, but the likes of Marouane Chamakh (Giroud’s backup striker?), Andrei Arshavin and Johan Djourou are still part of the Gunners squad, while Bendtner, Denilson and Park are still Arsenal players in name if not in geographical position.
Arsenal have already waved goodbye to Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu-Young today. There are offers from Turkish club Besiktas and Spanish side Malaga to take Marouane Chamakh on loan for the next year. So what happens if Olivier Giroud picks up an injury?
I really hope that by the end of today, Arsene Wenger can announce a new striker at the Emirates, even if it is on loan. Lukas Podolski plays as a striker sometimes, but his best position is coming in from the left side, as a support striker, or from deep. Arsenal will have only one out and out striker if Chamakh goes.
Arsenal have made more room at the Emirates after South Korean striker Park Chu-Young has sealed his transfer to the Spanish club Celta Vigo. The club were promoted to La Liga in Spain last season and have been looking to boost their squad on a tight budget.
Spanish newspaper Marca reports that the agreement is for a year long loan deal, with no mention of an option or clause to make it permanent. The 27-year old is due to be presented at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo at 4 p.m. today after completing his medical.
Arsenal prepared to slash prices by TS
So the transfer window is closing all the more quickly now it would seem, and Arsenal’s board are beginning to panic. Panic? Really? Well, yes, it would seem they are. Apparently, the board is fed up with fringe players sucking the life out of our wage budget and are prepared to cut their asking prices on certain players.
Joyful days ahead then, or so it would seem. Clubs around the world should now be lining up outside our stadium, making ludicrous offers to remove the likes of the Bendtner’s and Park’s and Chamakh’s of our world from our squad sheets. If Arsenal were a clothing store this would be their summer, 50% off SALE!
Celta Vigo eyes Park Chu-Young on loan by AM
According to Spanish media, Celta Vigo are eyeing a loan deal for Arsenal forward Park Chu-Young. The South Korean forward has been out in cold ever since his mysterious arrival last year. Park is perhaps Arsene Wenger’s most questionable transfer investment. The forward, who was signed from Monaco last season, has made only one league appearance (total of six appearances in all competition). This season, it looks highly unlikely that Arsene Wenger will hold on to the Korean. To be fair to Park he wasn’t even given enough opportunity to prove himself as Wenger continued to prefer Chamakh when van Persie was unavailable last season.